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Ding-dong year for Tampa Bay
March 13, 1980
The new play hadn't worked in practice, so it's no wonder Terry Bradshaw wasn't too crazy about it. But with the Steelers trailing the Rams 19-17 early in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XIV and standing third-and-eight on their own 27, Bradshaw called "60 Prevent Slot Hook and Go." Wide Receiver John Stallworth faked a hook, turned and sprinted deep. Bradshaw lofted a pass just beyond Cornerback Rod Perry's reach, and Stallworth was gone, 73 yards to the touchdown that put Pittsburgh ahead to stay. The 31-19 outcome wasn't at all surprising, but the Rams were. "Anyone who calls us dogs," Jack Youngblood declared, "well, let him call me that to my face." There were no takers.
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March 13, 1980

Ding-dong Year For Tampa Bay

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The new play hadn't worked in practice, so it's no wonder Terry Bradshaw wasn't too crazy about it. But with the Steelers trailing the Rams 19-17 early in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XIV and standing third-and-eight on their own 27, Bradshaw called "60 Prevent Slot Hook and Go." Wide Receiver John Stallworth faked a hook, turned and sprinted deep. Bradshaw lofted a pass just beyond Cornerback Rod Perry's reach, and Stallworth was gone, 73 yards to the touchdown that put Pittsburgh ahead to stay. The 31-19 outcome wasn't at all surprising, but the Rams were. "Anyone who calls us dogs," Jack Youngblood declared, "well, let him call me that to my face." There were no takers.

Ricky Bell turned the rain to sunshine for the Bucs, ringing up 1,263 yards.

Coach Chuck Noll was, er, joyous after winning XIV.

The moment of truth: Perry just missed the ball, and Stallworth gathered it in for the victory.

Joe Greene did a mean job of blocking Vince Ferragamo's view (above). Wendell Tyler held onto the ball despite constant licks by the Steelers.

The Bucs completed only four passes on L.A.; Nolan Cromwell tipped this one.

Roger Staubach knew time was running out on the Cowboys' chances.

O. J. Simpson walked south from San Francisco, heading for Hollywood.

Earl Campbell was even better than he was in '78, rushing for 1,697 yards and 19 TDs, but a groin injury kept him from being a factor in the playoffs.

Phyllis Wanger was Pom Pom Mom of the Rams' Embraceable Ewes.

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